Derrick: Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is the “must see” attraction while visiting San Antonio and perfect for a family holiday card photo. History buffs make plans to see the other Missions located south of the city.
Battle for Texas: The Experience
Brianne: It has the perfect mix of history and entertainment. You feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. Built in the old Joske’s building in the Rivercenter Mall, visitors walk through a series of galleries and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the history of the Alamo. Receive $5 off admission when presenting your Valero Alamo Bowl tickets or team apparel at the box office. Offer valid through Sunday, December 31st.
Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter
Will: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.
Go Rio Cruises
Lara: The colorful, new barges and experiences you’ve been waiting for are finally here! Not only has GO RIO elevated the narrated tours offered on the River Walk, they are also introducing one-of-a-kind San Antonio experiences, well beyond just dinner cruises and history tours.
Sidne: Built to host the 1968 World’s Fair, there are plenty of photo worthy shots in his 15 acre park featuring cascading waterfalls and fountains, lushly landscaped areas, historic buildings and The Tower of the Americas.
La Villita Historic Arts Village
Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks
Kerry: At Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, you can experience the world of movie stars, historical figures, fantasy and fear. See over 200 life-like figures in amazing detail from the famous to the infamous!
Lara: This outdoor cultural space in the Heart of the City is brought to life with the new San Antonio The Saga video art installation. A must see of Texas history.
Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Alyssa: Since 1918, Believe It or Not Odditoriums have showcased the eclectically bizarre collection of Robert Ripley. San Antonio’s location has carried on the Ripley’s tradition of scouring the globe for the world’s most unbelievable exhibits.
Ripley’s Moving Theater 4D
Gabby: It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Better strap on your seat belts for this seriously realistic 4D Moving Theater experience. Their state of the art theater with digital effects and motions seats will have you feeling like you’re in the movie!
San Antonio Golf Trail
Stacia: The only long drives in San Antonio are one of the 50 area golf courses. Just a 5 iron away is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Texas: Brackenridge Park Golf Course. To tee off where the pros play the Valero Texas Open, head to TPC San Antonio at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.
San Antonio River Walk
Bryan: For tourists and locals alike, the River Walk is a unique and friendly way to discover downtown San Antonio. Dubbed America’s largest hotel lobby, meet up with your friends and take advantage of the Museum and Mission Reach sections that bring the River Walk’s total length to 15 miles.
San Antonio Zoo
Brianne: The San Antonio Zoo is a 35-acre complex which has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species including the new “Must Do” Giraffe feeding exhibit.
San Fernando Cathedral
Gil: Visit one of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Make sure to see the amazing 24 minutes video (“San Antonio: The Saga“) that plays on the cathedral every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s free!
SeaWorld San Antonio
Chase: SeaWorld’s 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park has something for everyone in the family. Howl-O-Scream is my favorite spooky time of year!
Spanish Governor’s Palace
Kelly: The Spanish Governor’s Palace is perfect for history buffs. See original rooms from the 1800s and enjoy the beautiful courtyard garden.
Tower of the Americas
Sidne: The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy an elegant dinner at the top or experience the 4D Skies Over Texas Theater Ride.